Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Steam Punk

Recently I was made aware of a movement called "Steam punk". I thought I would share my discovery with all of you....
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy, that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" of such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or digital mechanical computers (such as Charles Babbage's Analytical engine); these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality.

Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level of technological development, the main difference between cyberpunk and steampunk is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less obviously dystopian than cyberpunk, or lack dystopian elements entirely.

Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.
Think I am going to embrace this eclectic new lifestyle....I'll start with some googles, a ruffle skirt and a corset. I can dig the combination Victorian, punk and modern blend of science fiction fantasy. I mean I am always looking to expand my horizons.....who's with me????!!!


  1. Steampunk is my and Molly's absolute favourite!

  2. Goggles not googles.

    Great site my friend. Hope to get there this week.

    Hugs galore.